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Getting what you need...

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 13, 2010, 5:19 AM

Most of you know how the song goes, I am sure...

                "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you might find, you get what you need."

I've been in 4 bands in the last 3 years. Which is really discouraging, when you think about it. Just when you've been together long enough to sound pretty good as a group, somebody does something, and (screws) it all up. Every time it's happened, I've told my gal that I don't know how many more times I can start over, trying to make a band work. And, as I've told you all before, this isn't unique. It's always like this, for most musicians. Building a band sucks.

So, now, my latest band; Prowler, is a very, very good band. Our first show is as the headliner (or last) act at a charity benefit in mid July. We are literally going to blow the doors off the other 3 bands. In a year, this band could be one of the best bands playing hard rock in the Orlando/Daytona area. We have a 7000 watt PA, with 3 huge sub-woofers. It thumps, and we play really tight and loud through it.

It's a good band. It's tons of fun. And it's probably going to make me some money.

More than I could ask for or expect at may age. Which is 48 and a bit. This close to 50 years old, and I'm playing in a loud, jammin', hard driving, arena rock band.

Sometimes you get what you need...

Either way it goes, I think this is the last band I'll ever be in. I'll still have a few recording projects to work on and try to sell online, but no more live performing. After this, I won't really be up for trying to start again, knowing how unlikely it is that I'll ever be in a band anywhere near this good again.

So, I hope it lasts. For as long as it can. So far it's a hell of a ride. Maybe the best band technically that I've ever been in. For damn sure it's the loudest.

Anyways, just thought I'd share.

  • Listening to: myself snore
  • Reading: not so much lately
  • Watching: Spartacus Blood and Sand, The Pacific, DWTS
  • Playing: at being an adult
  • Eating: more salads...yeesh!
  • Drinking: now and then. But only in moderation
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Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
It's good to hear, that you're enjoying a new band. I wish you and your band best of luck! May it last very long! Have a good time! :shamrock:
Your journal CSS is really awesome.
Darkmir Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thx, thx, and thx!:)
Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
You're welcome! :-)
Blades-123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you're enjoying theBand, which is surely the main thing. Ther very best of luck to it, and to you! :)
Darkmir Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool journal skin!
Turn that racket down you'll go deaf! :iconteheplz:

Sounds like you're enjoying yourself. Live life to the fullest!
There's plenty of people out there still rocking it in the 50's!
You're still a spring chicken. :D

...and how can you listen to yourself snore if you're typing? O_o
Dojang Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
rock on.

drop me a note when the tour dates for australia are finalised.
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